Holt does more than adoption?! A misconception we often hear is that Holt International is only an adoption agency. This probably stems from our long history in international adoption, but in truth, Holt serves far more children through programs that help them stay with their families. At Holt, we in fact consider international adoption, Read More

How Holt’s staff in Haiti is using your donations to help children in orphanage care, as well as single mothers, their children and their families to recover and rebuild. The worst humanitarian crisis to strike Haiti since the country’s devastating earthquake on January 12, 2010. That is how the United Nations described the impact, Read More

Facing an unplanned pregnancy, Napha, a college student in Thailand, made the difficult decision to place her baby for adoption. But when she learned that Holt Sahathai Foundation could help with support and resources she needed to raise her daughter, everything changed. Napha* looked down at her swollen belly, six months along with her, Read More

After a stroke left her paralyzed, one single mother in Mongolia considered taking her own life. But empowered by the support of Holt sponsors, she regained hope — and her children regained the courageous woman they call mom. The year 2010 was an especially brutal year in Mongolia. A devastating summer drought followed by, Read More

In the Philippines, children and adults with even common disabilities, like blindness, face stigma so great that it affects every aspect of their life, including their ability to find jobs, educational opportunities or even safe, adequate housing. Some families, like single father Romy and his two Holt-sponsored children, live in isolation from their broader communities — out, Read More

The most effective way to end child abandonment and reduce the global number of orphans is prevention.




We all love feel-good stories. At Holt, we are surrounded by miracles, triumphant underdog tales and inspiring success stories every day. But sometimes, the best stories aren’t told through words. Today, we look back at a few of our favorite stories of hope, love, family and incredible, life-changing impact — not told through words,, Read More

We love — and I mean, whole-heartedly celebrate — when Holt supporters join together to find a family for a child who has waited far too long to feel the loving, nurturing attention of doting parents and siblings. When an orphaned or abandoned child gets a second chance at a family, that’s a truly amazing and, Read More

Last year, a Holt supporter purchased a cow as a Gift of Hope for a family in need. They didn’t know where it would go or who would receive it — but it went to the Tran family in Vietnam, and it drastically changed their life. In 2013, the Tran family was in crisis., Read More

The children of migrant families are some of the most vulnerable in India, and they are often excluded from schools and at risk of exploitation, trafficking and abuse. Recognizing the needs of this growing population, Holt’s partner in the region completely refocuses their efforts, using education as a transformative tool. Avni pulls her husband, Read More